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New CMS Proposed Homebound Policy Would Leave Medicare Beneficiaries Without Coverage

Medicare only covers home health care if, among other requirements, the beneficiary is homebound. As of Nov. 19, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require new criteria for purposes of meeting the homebound requirement. These new requirements will leave many Medicare beneficiaries without access to the medically reasonable and necessary home care coverage. The new policy states: For purposes of the statute, an individual shall be considered "confined to the home" (homebound) if the following two criteria are met: The patient must either 1) because of illness or injury, need the aid of supportive devices such…

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A hypothetical example to see how valuable Senior Life Care Planning’s care coordinators can be.

Senior Life Care Planning’s Elder Care Coordinators are specialists who help family members find the right sources and services for their aging parents. Additionally, they provide care coordination and advocacy, be it home care, assisted living or nursing home facilities. We help family member’s cope with their burden. Let’s look at a hypothetical example to see how valuable Senior Life Care Planning’s care coordinators can be. Wife is providing extensive care for her housebound husband. Wife has difficulty getting her husband out of bed, bathed and dressed. Additionally, Wife relies on her son who lives nearby to help her manage…

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What is the difference, by the VA, between a licensed health professional and non-licensed for caregiving?

If an in-home attendant is caring for a disabled person who … has been rated housebound or in need of Aid and Attendance, by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Then allow for a deduction for the wages … of the in-home attendant, even if the attendant is not a licensed health professional.Note: A family member may be considered an in-home attendant only if he/she is actually being paid. Documentation must be submitted. If an in-home attendant is caring for a disabled person who … has not been rated housebound or in need of A&A by the Department of Veterans Affairs….

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What VA Benefits are Available for a Service Connected Veteran’s Surviving Spouse?

The spouse must file within one year of the veterans death to preserve a retroactive payment date of the first day of the month after the vet’s death.

Many Veterans and their families are uniformed that the Veterans Administration has benefits that pay for home care providers.

Many Veterans and their families are uniformed that the Veterans Administration has benefits that pay for home care providers. Senior Life Care Planning, helps veterans qualify for those VA programs. Therefore, an in-home caregiver can provide services i.e. preparing meals, light housework, bathing, etc. for those Veterans who require assistance at home. Terri Mason, care manager for Senior Life Care Planning states that “There are many VA programs, which can help many veterans, their widows and families and we want to get the word out, so that our deserving veterans know these programs are available to them.”  A Veteran’s eligibility…

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Most Veterans are unaware that the Veterans Administration has benefits that pay for in home care providers and Assisted Living Facilities.

At Senior Life Care Planning we utilize these VA programs to help Veterans achieve financial peace and mind and to ensure their quality of life. “We are outreaching to Veterans so they know these VA benefits are available to them” states David Wingate, a VA Accredited Attorney. The following information is obtained from the Veterans Administration website which describes the features of the VA benefits, (a) Aid and Attendance benefits and (b) Housebound benefits. Eligibility of a Veteran for the Aid and Attendance benefit depends if the veteran requires the aid of another person in order to perform personal functions…

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The VA Has Issues of Room and Board at the Assisted Living Facility.

Some VA Adjudicators mistakenly deny the room and board portions of the Assisted Living Facility bill under the pretense they are not medical expenses.

Some Frequent VA Aid and Attendance Questions

Some Frequent VA Aid and Attendance Questions

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